About Our Family

Perche No - "Why Not?"

Perché No first opened in lower Queen Anne in the Spring of 1992, after Asian Americans David and Lily Kong moved to the Seattle area from San Francisco. 

Inspired by the similarities between Asian and Italian cultures, the Kongs opened the Italian eatery with dreams of providing the area with a family owned and run restaurant serving only the freshest, most authentic flavors and ingredients. 

Today, Perché No Pasta and Vino is located in the Wallingford neighborhood and remains committed to providing a uniquely personal dining experience with visits from David or Lily throughout each meal. 

Over 300 bottles of wine line the walls and are paired by Chef David himself with the made from scratch menu items.

At Perché No we feature fresh pasta made in-house daily, Italian wines, and chef'sspecials which means there's always somethingnew to try! 

Be sure to ask your server what special treats we have prepared for you during your visit! 


Special Testimonials

Daryn Colledge, Professional Football player

"I love coming to Perche No. It gives me such a huge feeling of being in Italy without being in Italy!"

Check out Darren Colledge's rave review for Perché No at 3:00!



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